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Jan 14, 2013 12:00am PST
some of these fringe candidates. chris: well said. >> chuck hagel. big discussions. unlike with susan rice where she hung fire for weeks and was dropped, or she dropped herself, this time he stuck with hagel after all the heat against him on -- some from the gays and the left and the neo-cons and where is he heading? put a guy out there in your face as howard said? >> he thinks that he can win. first of all it wouldn't look good if he backed down after what happened to susan rice and i think he thinks he can win this. and there are certain things about chuck hagel's resume that set with what he wants to do with defense. cutting defense spending, that sort of thing. it makes sense so he's going to stick with his pick. chris: is hagel, barack obama with a war record, is he really the guy that -- that obama has been hiding, more liberal on foreign policy? >> i believe that's right and he wouldn't have picked him in the second term unless he thought they were in sync on the larger philosophy of what they want. for the american force in the world. chris: a real statement picking this guy?
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Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
wade right back into the fray tomorrow by nominating former senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. at face value, the pick of a longtime republican lawmaker for the job could be seen as a rare act of bipartisanship in a sharply divided town. but tonight, opponents on both sides of the aisle are sharpening their claws for what could be a testy confirmation fight. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander joins us from washington now with more. hello, peter. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. with the fiscal cliff crisis barely in our rearview mirror, the white house's decision to pick chuck hagel as secretary of defense is likely to ignite a contentious confirmation battle. congress is out of session this week, but already, talk of the pick is generating stiff opposition. fresh off his hawaiian vacation, president obama is already facing heated debate over his expected pick of former nebraska senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. >> a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee.
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Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
nebraska senator chuck hagel as secretary of defense. it will be a rough road to confirmation for the vietnam vet who outspokenly posed the iraq war. meanwhile white house officials tell nbc news that mr. obama will also nominate his counterterrorism adviser, john brennan as the next cia chief. we're just learning that. tracie potts has more from washington on both nominations for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the brennan announcement we just got early this morning. he's a 25 year vet at the cia and went through his own bit of controversy when he was first considered for that job back in 2008. as for chuck hagel, he is expected to face criticism from his own party, both of those nominations being announced later today. today president obama is expected to nominate his former senate colleague, 66-year-old chuck hagel to head the pentagon. >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel. >> reporter: a purple heart veteran wounded in vietnam is a moderate republican who criticized the iraq troop surge, opposed unilateral sanct
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
put on the screen. >> chuck hagel said nothing as far off the table but one that believe us in the prospects for negotiation. we have been ready to negotiate under the right set of circumstances with iran for the last several years with our friends and allies so, force is the table but i'm glad we have people like the president and like chuck hagel who will be very careful when you start throwing around the terms -- >> he says it's not feasible. do you agree it is not feasible. >> what is the not feasible? >> military option? >>> military option is always feasible, you tell me what the option is. are we going to blow up tehran or go after facilities that might be well pro-toerktd hidden? and i think bob gates, the previous secretary of defense, who pointed out the difficulty of striking these places is a real one. so any military option is feasible in terms of dropping bombs but what is the result of that military attack? with respect to the revolutionary guard, he has reasons for why he didn't go along with that resolution at the time and that will be explored in the confirmation
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Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> battle brewing on capitol hill now that president obama named former senator chuck hagel out of nebraska for his pick for secretary of defense. the announcement marking one of two potential controversial nominations by the president this afternoon. danielle leigh is in washington and has the latest. >> reporter: president obama officially launched a fight with his pick for secretary of defense, former nebraska senator, chuck hagel. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security teen. >> reporter: the republican is known as an independent thinker. >> certainly a thorn in the side of political opponents of the president. >> reporter: now haigle is facing criticism from his former republican colleague norse criticizing you the war in iraq, opposing unilateral sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologize
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Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
men's personal connections to the organizations he has tapped them to run. chuck hagel would be the first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >> to this day, chuck bears the scars and shrapnel in the battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: and john brennan, who spent 25 years at the cia, would now run the agency. >> john has lost colleagues and friends. >> reporter: as demonstrators protested brennen's connection to controversial interrogation techniques like waterboarding that date back to the bush years -- the president moved to head off that criticism. >> he understands, we are a nation of laws. he insists on high and rigorous standards. >> reporter: but it's hagel's nomination that's receiving a decidedly mixed reaction. his flexibility in negotiating with iran. his past statements about israel and about gays all have become lightning rods. many prominent jewish leaders have been offended by comments hagel made in an interview to mid east peace negotiator david aaron miller, describing pro israeli groups as a jewish lobby. and gay rights activists recoiled at his descripti
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Jan 7, 2013 4:30am PST
former republican senator chuck hagel for the post. that's not sitting well with many of his gop colleagues. hagel is considered a moderate. the 66 year old criticized the iraq troop surge and also opposed sanctions on iran. hagel has made controversial comments in the past on the pro-israeli lobby and the gay community. >> he apologized for it. i think anyone that serves in my administration understands my attitude and position on those issues. >> chuck hagel would be the most antagonistic in our nation's history. >> hagel would oversee the winddown of troops in afghanistan. a war he first supported and then criticized. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is set to return to work today after a rough month of medical problems. clinton contracted a stomach virus early last month. she reportedly became dehydrated and fell hitting her head causing a severe concussion and during a follow-up exam, doctors found a blood clot and admitted her to the hospital. she was released this past wednesday. clinton is planning to leave office when a successor is approved by congress. the preside
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> president, i'll give you my honest and most informed consens consensus. >> reporter: he has backed cuts at the pentagon. >> as a successful businessman, he also knows as we have tough fiscal choices we
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> cabinet controversy. why republicans say chuck hagel is an in your face pick for secretary of defense. >>> ringing it in with snow there on wall street. unique look for us here. this is the first time i have ever seen that. i like that. a new bell. a new snow drenched look. we'll see if the markets can keep that momentum going down the slopes on this monday, january 7th. this is cool. this is "today in the bay." >>> very good monday morning. it's 6:30. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. >>> controversy is brewing on capitol hill over one of president obama's picks for his cabinet. the president is expected to name former republican senator chuck hagel as his choice for secretary of defense. it's a decision that has plenty of critics on both sides of the aisle. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live in washington, d.c. this morning. h hagel is a republican as i mentioned. he's getting heat from gop colleagues. why is his own party skeptical of this nomination? >> he backed cuts at the defense department and that's coming up again soon. on iran an
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Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
general colin powell. his thoughts on president obama's nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary and whether his past comments on israel, iran and gays could derail his nomination. plus we'll get his take on foreign policy hot spots and what challenges face the president in the upcoming second term. our political roundtable talk about the fights in washington as well. corey booker joins that discussion. i'll ask him about a potential bid for the u.s. senate. all coming up this morning on "meet the press." >>> and now for a look at the upcoming week, here's nbc. >> already it is the middle of january. college kids heading back to classes. hockey players are gearing up to start an abbreviated nhl season. congress returns from yet another recess. and earnings season gets into high gear on wall street. it will be a big week for bank earnings. following wells fargo's record $5 billion profit reported last friday. thanks to issuing more mortgage loans. this week we will get more profit reports from jpmorgan chase, goldman sachs and morgan stanley. and updates for home constru
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> mr. president, i will always give you my most honest and most informed -- >> as a successful businessman, he also knows even as we make tough fiscal choices, we have to do so wisely. >> reporter: republicans and democrats are concerned hagel is soft on iran and too to have on our ally, israel. >> he's had a record of distinguished service, but he's profoundly wrong on a number of the most important national security issues that face our country today. >> reporter: hagel insists his views have been completely distorted. he's also under fire for criticizing a clinton nominee as "openly aggressively gay." >> it's dangerous to roll the dice on this issue. >> reporter: all questions lawmakers are eager to ask when confirmation hearings get underway. but hagel did get a high profile endorsement from former secretary of state general colin powell. powell says he's independent, bold and thinks outside the box. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you very much. still a
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
its focus to these confirmation hearings. chuck hagel raising a lot of questions with democrats and republicans, no date set for those hearings yet. president obama, those confident that he will be confirmed. meantime the debt and the debt ceiling that we're about to hit again in february, the house is back in session today. they got to address that. republicans pushing for spending cuts at this time could include social security and today vice president biden sits down with cabinet members and members of congress to finalize his recommendation for gown control. we'll present them to the president tomorrow likely to include universal background checks. >> no sleep for you over the next week, right? thank you so much. tracie potts in washington, d.c. >>> former secretary of state colin powell is speaking out on nbc's "meet the press." he endorsed chuck hey goebl the new defense secretary. he said he would do a great job at the pentagon. he fired harsh words at his own republican party. >> there's also a dark, a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by th
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
, leader. chuck hagel appears to be set to be nominated as defense secretary. will he be confirmed, do you believe? >> well, i think he'll be subjected to the same kinds of oversight hearings that any nominee for such an important position would expect. and his views with regard to israel, for example, and iran and all of the other positions that he's taken over the years will be, you know, i think very much a matter of discussion during the confirmation process. >> so you're not predicting smooth sailing for chuck hagel? >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel, but he'll be treated fairly by republicans in the senate. >> as you know, i spend the holidays in kentucky, your home state, and i know full well there's a much different view of gun regulation in your state than in other parts of the country. never ttheles nevertheless, the president appears to be ready to push forward to a more comprehensive package dealing with mental health. have your views changed? are you willing to entertain the idea of new gun regulation? >> i think we need to see what the vi
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
security this time. >> there's also some trouble on capitol hill ahead of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing. >> the confirmation hearings we have coming up at least three of them. chuck hagel could be the most difficult because democrats and republicans here have some challenges and lots of questions for him. still they say about the stance on iran and things he said about iraq and israel and whether he stands close enough with israel as ally. the white house is confident he'll be confirmed. it's not going to be an easy process. >> one month since the school shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. vice president joe biden expected to lay out recommendations for gun control tomorrow. what is he expected to say? >> administration has already said that they will push for assault weapons ban and nra doesn't think it will pass here and for limits on high capacity clips. with those meetings that we saw with all sides last week and today sitting down with cabinet members and members of congress, the vice president is expected to recommend universal background checks saying a lot
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 5:00am PST
obama will be busy with nominations he's putting into motion. nominating chuck hagel as secretary of state and nominating john brennan for director of cia. tracie potts will be reporting for us live out of washington in about 15 minutes from right now. >>> san jose's newest city council member starts his first day on the job this morning. the first arab american to serve on the san jose city council. he was sworn in yesterday as the district ten representative which includes parts of south san jose. he says he will focus on rebuilding the city's services and making san jose more business friendly. he was raised in san jose and he graduated from san jose state. >>> 5:23. moving day for san francisco's exploratorium. crews will begin moving 450 exhibits from the palace of fine arts to the museum's new home at pier 15. the new facility is three times larger than its current location. work should be done in a few weeks. a grand opening will be held later this april. >>> with the exploratorium soon gone, the old home at the palace of fine arts is on the market. the building has 80,000 squ
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
council. the president is nominating former republican senator from nebraska chuck hagel as the nation's next defense secretary, replacing leon panetta. he also nominated john brennan to lead the cia. both hagel and brennan will face senate confirmation hearings, and republicans are saying both nominees could face congressional opposition. >>> now, hagel would take over for leon panetta who lives in monterey. panetta talked about life after the pentagon. >> the time has come for me to return to my wife, silvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> panetta has served as secretary of defense since 2011. his legny will include overseeing the troop drawdown in afghanistan, the trimming of the defense budget and the death of osama bin laden. >>> a gag gift greeted secretary of state hillary clinton when she got back to work at the state department today. you see this picture here? mrs. clinton got a football helmet with the state department logo on the side. secretary clinton has not made any public appearances sin
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Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
, confirming his pentagon nominee, chuck hagel, a republican, who got a boost on "meet the press" sunday from former republican secretary of state, colin powell, who used the occasion to take a larger, deeper shot at the gop. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance of some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is, they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shuckin' and jivin'. that's a racial era slave term. >> reporter: now, brian, the issue of the lack of diversity in the president's second-term appointment so far came up at the press conference today, and the president simply asked for more time, defended his record of diversity in the first term and said wait until he's finished with all of his appointments. >> chuck todd on the north lawn of the white house for us tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> overseas, france launched military attacks on the west african nation of mali over the weekend with intelligence and logistics support from the u.s. government of mali called f
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
morning. controversial pick. president obama sets to nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense, a decision that is critics on both the left and the right. this morning, retired general stanley mccrystal weighs in, in a live interview. his first since he resigned amid controversy of his own. >>> alabama high school student is under arrest prepared for an attack against fellow students. a teacher uncovering the alleged plan in a notebook left in class. it was found at the suspect's home that has police even more worried. >>> and a father's concern. prince charles opens up about his son, harry's service in afghanistan. >> i worry every time. >> and he looks ahead to life as a grandfather "today," monday, january 7th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with is savannah guthrie live rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, al roker and natalie morales. the gang is back together in a long time for a really long time. >> not since last year. >> that old thin
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Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
sell a skeptical u.s. senate on the idea of chuck hagel running the pentagon. it's been a rough preselection vetting process up to date. he is clearly frustrated and it now speaking out. >> mr. president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> reporter: chuck hagel's nomination set up a tough new political fight for the white house, a fight president obama signaled he is ready to have over the plain-spoken vietnam veteran. >> his willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom, that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security team. >> reporter: under fire for his past statements about israel and iran, hagel is speaking out, telling his hometown newspaper the distortions about my record have been astounding, once describing pro-israeli groups about a jewish lobby, unilateral sanctions on iran, he now says there's not one shred of evidence that i'm anti-israeli, not one vote that hurt israel. and he says unilateral sanctions don't work and they just isolate the united states. republican critics, th
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Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
senate confirmation hearings. defense secretary nominee chuck hagel still has some lawmakers, democrats and republicans scratching their heads. lots of questions on iran and israel for him as those hearings come up and then finally the debt ceiling. we pushed it off. we hit it in december. didn't pay a few bills to push that off until february. now as the house resumes today, congress must make some decisions. republicans will push for more spending cuts. this time we're told including social security. so a big agenda this week. >> all right. we'll see how it goes. thank you very much, tracie. >>> new this morning, japan airlines has grounded one of its boeing 787 dreamliners. the airline says it found a fuel leak during an inspection outside of tokyo yesterday. it is reportedly the same aircraft that had a fuel leak in boston last week. now it is the latest trouble surrounding the boeing 787. friday the u.s. government launched an investigation into the recent problems with that plane. >>> after spending more than a month in the hospital, former president george h.w. bush may get to le
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
senator chuck hagel l. ironically the biggest opposition may come from hagel's own party. several republicans are attacking hagel for criticizing the iraq war, opposing sanctions against iran and making comments that some describe as being anti-israeli. the entire defense secretary leon panetta has praised him as a decorated war veteran who was well qualified for the defense job. >> secretary of state hillary clinton returned to the state department today. it's her first time back at work since early last month. that's when she suffered a concussion and ultimately a blood clot in her head that required hospitalization. clinton will leave her post after president obama's inauguration later this month. the president has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >>> still ahead, how could it happen? the investigative unit asks why a south bay school district violated federal law intended to protect kids from sex abuse. >>> and i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. temperatures dropping again to the low to mid-30s tonight. that will help fog to form. we'll have your
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Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> good morning, david. welcome to be here. >> i want to start on chuck hagel. why do you think he should be confirmed? >> i think there are a number of reasons. first, i think he has had a very, very distinguished public service record that he can stand on. there are a lot of comments about different things he said over the years and i think he will have a chance to respond to all those comments as the confirmation hearings. but it might be useful just to stand back and take a look at this man overall a young man who volunteered to go to vietnam. they wanted to send him to europe, a nice, safe, place, he wanted to go to vietnam. he and his brother went. they were both wounded, he was wounded twice. came back to vietnam, went to school on the gi bill, veterans administration. from there went to other things in life. he supported president reagan in his run for office and as a result of that, he received an appointment as deputy director of the veterans aminute station to show you the kind of courage this guy has what happened he believes in he quit after one year because he felt th
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00am PST
those drone attacks targeted towards some of our enemies. even more so than that, chuck hagel up for secretary of defense could face a really rocky time not only with republicans but with democrats as well. he's a republican but some republicans as they put it he left the party a long time ago. they have issues with the stance he's taken on israel, on iran and also on defense cuts overseeing a pentagon budget that he may be willing himself to back those cuts the president has asked for. lots of questions. tough questions they have planned for both. we don't know yet when those confirmation hearings will happen. >> okay, tracie potts on capitol hill. thank you for the report. >>> 5:41 now. the fbi's evidence response team is heading back to a farm in linden this morning digging for more victims of the so-called spe speed freak killers. bodies were found in the area nearly a year ago and they think the bodies are linked to the speed freak killers for the drug fueled spree they went on during the '80s and '90s. herzog committed suicide last year. shermantime is on death roll. invest
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
of former senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense, but acknowledges the choice defied the conventional wisdom. will hagel be confirmed? we're live at the white house. >>> town in turmoil. steubenville, ohio, still grappling with the alleged rape of a high school student. one of the football players charged in the case now under house arrest at the home of his former guardian. they speak out this morning in a live interview. >>> and a gust of wind blows a hot air balloon wedding off course, leading to this dramatic crash landing. >> yeah! oh! >> and the bride and groom have one remarkable story about their big day "today," tuesday,
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Jan 9, 2013 12:35am PST
over chuck hagel, president obama's pick for secretary of defense, as well as a fight over that other thing -- everything. [ laughter ] check this out. a new study found that babies in the united states are watching too much television. yeah. parents were like, "i think we saw that last thursday on 'dateline,' and the baby was like, 'actually, it was friday." [ laughter ] "thursdays is 'rock center with brian williams.'" that's right. a new study found that babies are watching too much tv. for more on this, let's go to our senior baby talk correspondent, gregory yarp. gregory? >> goo, goo, ga, ga, jimmy. [ laughter ] [ speaking in baby talk ] this is a little interesting story, isn't it? this is a little story about the big, bad television, uh-huh. all the little cutie pies is watching the television too much, uh-huh. they should play with the blakie walkies instead so they can get the big strong musclies wusclies like daddy. yes, they should. yes, they should. back to you, jimmy. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you, gregory. [ applause ] "yes, they should. yes, they should.
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Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
? >>> meanwhile, more pushback over the president's selection of the independent minded chuck hagel as secretary of defense. >> on hagel's part, i actually think there are serious policy concerns and i think these hearings are going to make a great deal of difference as to whether he is confirmed or not. >> reporter: with washington barreling toward its borrowing limit, the white house is digging in its heels for debate over the debt ceiling. >> it is congress' responsibility to ensure that the bills congress racked up are paid. >> reporter: just one of several looming showdowns as the president prepares to kick off his second term. >> what you're seeing is a more aggressive barack obama, someone who is looking more at polishing what his place in history will be, the mark he wants to leave on the country in the next four years. and that, in some ways, means a more contentious relationship with congress. >> reporter: and some serious people, matt, are floating an idea to try to avoid that debt ceiling crisis, proposing that the treasury department mint a platinum trillion dollar coin. y
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